I'm 35, US CITIZEN, married to an out of status foreign student, I didn't file a tax return for the last 3 years because I'm unemployed , however as a US citizen I'm filling a petition for my husband and I'm using a joint sponsor since I don't have any source of income or assests, do I have to complete I-864 for my self and leave blank all spaces related to income information?
Second question does the joing sponsor that I'm using have to complete a I-864 as well since this is the only source of income that I'm using?
Third question, the joing sponsor is married and claim the taxes together with his wife but his wife doesn't have any source of income, does the wife have to complete an I-864A or any type of form?
The petitioning U.S. citizen spouse must file an Affidavit of Support, even if she has no earnings. A joint sponsor must file an Affidavit of Support (with supporting documents), but the joint sponsor's spouse need not complete an Affidavit of Support if her income is not being relied upon for this process.
Especially if you and the joint sponsor may be unfamiliar with the proper process for completing and supplying supporting documents relating to the Affidavit of Support, it would be wise to engage an immigration attorney for assistance.
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1. Yes, as the petitioner you must complete & file an i864.
2. Yes, a co-sponsor must also complete & file an i864.
3. Based on the fact that the wife of the co-sponsor does not have an income and thus not being used to qualify, the wife if the co-sponsor does not need to complete & file the i864a.
Since there has been much confusion on completing i864s in a good number if cases, I recommend you retain an attorney to assist you in this matter.
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